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Governor presents staff of office to 104 Traditional Rulers

Governor presents staff of office to 104 Traditional Rulers

THE Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Saturday officially presented staff of office to the newly approved, graded and upgraded 104 traditional rulers in the state.

Amongst those handed the staff of office includes 31 first class, 30 second class and 43 third class chiefs respectively in Kogi State.

Making the presentation in Lokoja, the state capital, at the Mohammadu Buhari Civic Centre, Governor Bello said the upgrade is in consonance with his administration’s commitment to accord the traditional institution a pride of place.

He described the place of the traditional institution in maintaining peace and security as very necessary, urging the traditional rulers to sustain the peace and security in their domain.


The governor, who assured that his administration would continue to work with the traditional institution in achieving peace and security, described the traditional rulers as God’s representatives on earth.

In his remarks at the occasion, President Mohammadu Buhari, represented by Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, Minister for Police Affairs, praised Governor Bello for the pride of place he has given to the traditional institution.

He described the acceptance of the newly graded and upgraded chiefs as an indication of a cordial relationship existing between the government and the traditional institution, urging for a sustained working relationship towards sustained development.

Earlier in a welcome remark, Barrister Salami Ozigi Didat, the Honourable Commissioner For Local Government And 8Chieftaincy Affairs, said the efforts to give the desired attention to the traditional institution is because of the important role they play in the maintenance of peace and security.

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